• Complete the online application form along with an uploaded video performance. Videos should show you performing in a stripped-back busking style rather than a glossy music video. These do not need to be professionally shot - use a phone or ask a friend. Your uploaded video should be at most 5 minutes in length.

  • Please note—if any information is missing, your application will be disqualified, so double-check before you click submit! 

  • Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis, and performers will be informed of the decision's outcome within three weeks of applying.

  • Successful performers will be asked to supply evidence of public liability insurance (PLI). Many PLI providers, including the Musicians' Union, are available. There are many benifits when you join MU and you will be covered when you perform in any venue. Your instrument is also covered. 

  • If you are in full-time education, you can join the MU at a cost-effective student rate and enjoy the full range of MU membership benefits.

  • All buskers accepted onto the scheme must agree to the terms and conditions of the busking scheme and present proof of the right to work in the UK if they are not holders of a UK or Irish passport.

  • The judge's decision is final, and no feedback on applications will be given.

Once accepted into the scheme, performers will be sent a login to the booking system to see and book an available busking slot. Please note that performers are not guaranteed to be allocated a slot in any given booking period. Slots are programmed to provide a schedule that is as varied as possible to ensure that station staff and retailers on the station all day, every day, are not listening to the same performer/genre of music for each slot.

Busk in Stations encourages performers to use a cashless payment system. Busk in London worked with iZettle to develop a repeat payment function, meaning performers can pre-set contactless tipping amounts and keep the payment units awake.    

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Busk in Stations is a collaborative partnership between Network Rail, Found in Music, and Leeds Beckett University, Leeds School of Arts.


Station: Leeds City